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Phoenix Beer | Phoenix Beverages Group

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Brewed by:
Phoenix Beverages Group
Mauritius | website

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BlackHaddock on 06-13-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
26
Avg:
2.74
pDev:
37.96%
 
 
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 26
Photo of LittleCreature
3.92/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 3.5
Pours a finger of white head over a light gold body that has a little chill haze. Leaves some sticky lace.

Smell - 4.0
Very clean and delicate with a lovely pale malt aroma that makes me think Munich Helles, rather than American Pale Lager. Bready, doughy, dusty pale malt upfront with just a suggestion of grassy, herbal hops in the background.

Taste - 3.5
Not quite as delightfully German as the aroma, but up there. Slightly sweet malt that reminds of the crust of freshly baked white bread. Very clean, with just a little herbal hop character in the finish.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Light bodied with moderate carbonation and very fine bead, perfect for the style and not as bloating as many pale lagers.

Drinkability - 4.5
Would work as a lawnmower beer and as something so sit back and enjoy. I could drink this by the stein!

OVERALL - 3.8
Pretty damn good, a real surprise beer for me. This was given to me by a friend and now I am interested to know the price because I could see this becoming a regular summer beer for me. Phoenix Beer would give many a German lager a run for its money!

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Photo of jarmby1711
3.73/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The thing that attracted me to this particular beer was that it was from Mauritius.
It is a beer that is a little bit above the ordinary having a cleaness about the taste and appearance.
It is dry and appropriately bitter thus making for a beer made for hot weather

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Photo of philphilphil
3.43/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

appearence is deep yellow with reasonably receding head.
Smell is strange, kind of reminiscant of ethiopian food, not bad, just average in a different way.
Taste, very smooth, not much to it, though nothing offensive.
Mouthfeel is pretty average, not amazing.
Drinkability, well if i want a cheap lager to get smashed on, i'll keep this one in mind as it is the cheapest in australia and it is enjoyable.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.38/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 330ml bottle obtained from 'Beers of Europe' which id near Kings Lynn in England.

Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass, it looked the part. Clear, bright golden lager colour with a good white head that hung around for a while before turning into a wispy covering and collar. There was some lacing as the beer was consummed.

Very little in the way of aroma, some grassy notes but not a lot of anything (like most lagers/pilsners).

The taste was different to your normal lagers, this was woody, earthy and interesting.

It was dry and refreshing, had a hidden depth of character and suprised me in its complexity.

One of the best lagers I've had since I started reviewing on this site. Glad I made the effort to try it, highly recommended.

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Photo of maddux91
3.31/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought a 6 Pack of this from Dan Murphys for ~$14.99

Lovely crackle as it pours into the glass

Pours nice amber colour

Head slowly receding to around 1 inch
low to moderate carbonation

Low bitterness, very refreshing, floral hops, crisp

Decent lacing

This beer seems to be everywhere in Australia, I wonder who decided that they were going to import it here! But whoever it was, I thank you.

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Photo of seydou
2.85/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ah, another entrant in my vague African lager tour. Looks like a normal lager, pretty fizzy, normal head. It's like emerging markets all design the same hot weather beer with small variations.

Phoenix has a nice beery, hoppy, front of the mouth taste. Decently full, and turns a bit bitter in the aftertaste. Line many others in the same line, it's a beer suited for the beach and sunny weather. Refreshing, but more full of taste -- in a good way.

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Photo of SmashPants
2.73/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Format: a standard brown 330mL bottle with a decent macro label.

Appearance: a fairly light yellow colour with moderate chunky lager carbonation visible with a thin fluffy white head.

Aroma: pretty standard American Adjunct corn and grain. Tastes like a standard cheap macro lager.

Taste: more of the standard macro grain and cereals - not very special but okay in warm weather.

Aftertaste: drops away very quickly other than those cheap grains.

Mouth feel: lighter in feel with a decent amount of carbonation - quite refreshing. A pity about the boring taste.

Overall: not a brilliant lager beer - certainly nothing special. It is reasonably priced at AU$45 a case, but there are better and slightly more interesting lagers at that range.

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Photo of wordemupg
2.68/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

330ml can poured into pint glass 19/3/14

A clear golden liquid, streams of bubbles popping up from everywhere, finger of loose soapy foam lasts a few sips leaving zero lace

S corn syrup, honey, sour apple, faint hay, some dry cereal, not as bad as I thought it would be but plenty of room for improvement

T what I smell but with a big metallic thing going on, lots of tin can, it smelled better and that's not saying a whole lot

M thin but well carbonated, aftertaste is some sweet grains and cardboard

O at least its not skunked, could be a whole lot worse I suppose but far from good

It's another country tic for me but that's about it, if nothing else was around I could drink it on a hot beach if I had to

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Photo of xylophonica
2.65/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a lager glass.

A - Solid finger of head. Very clear golden colour lager augmented by a few carbonation bubbles.

S - Wheat, grass and plenty of hops!

T - Light & malty a first. Not much body. Golden wheat flavours with a malt kicker.

M - Touch of bitterness but pretty weak generally on the palate.

O - Wake pale lager. Minimal flavours across the board.. pretty disappointing.

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Photo of ADZA
2.33/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours a golden see through yellow hue with average carbonation that leaves behind a one finger head and little lacing,the smell is typically macro with hints of grains and sweet perfumey hops,it has a light bodied well carbonated lacklustre mouthfeel and the taste is basically the same with tastes of grains,pale malts and perfumey hops and the finish is just like a lager with no bitterness and overall this is very much a macro drop or at least tastes like it and reminds me of Mauritius as bintang does bali but thats about it.

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Photo of dansmcd
2.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - One finger of soapy white head caps the clear pale gold body. Lace rings follow.

S - Usual adjunct lager corn smell, although this time it reminds me on bbq'ed corn on the cob.

T - Corn, some grainy malt, faint floral hops. Very bland.

M - Crisp and sessionable, highly carbonated.

O - Just another macro rubbish lager.

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Photo of soju6
1.91/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pours a light golden color with a small head that fades to no real lacing.

S: Aroma is musty with grain, some hops and hint of sweetness.

T: Taste of some caramel sweetness and grain. Has a tacky bitterness and a sticky finish.

F: Light body, has some rough edges and sort of a gritty texture.Pretty bland.

O: Another not discript lager in an ocean of beer.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
1.78/5  rDev -35%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours crystal clear gold with a small, sudsy short-lived head.
Nose shows loads of rice, some alcohol and a little grainy malt.
Similar flavours but a bit more bready malt shows. Finishes with a mild metallic bitterness.
Very water body, carbonation is too high.

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Photo of stevoj
1.53/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Bottle from Maruhn. Another country tick. Sour tasting beer, with funky aroma. Smells like wet cardboard. Tastes hints at vinegar...not very good at all.

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Phoenix Beer from Phoenix Beverages Group
73 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.
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